Updated: May 24
Photos provided by clueQuest
clueQuest currently offers 2 DIY Escape Kits with the 3rd one on its way. Here are our thoughts on the individual games:
Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Type of Game: DIY Escape Kits
Size of Team: Unlimited
£12 | Print @ Home
£25 | Print & Post
£22 | Print @ Home Ep1 & Ep2 Bundle
£45 | Print & Post Ep1 & Ep2 Bundle
Date Played: 4/17/20
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 7/10
We met clueQuest at last year's ERIC event. The mini game they've created was one of our favorites. We loved that they build their stories around the characters of Mr. Q & Professor BlackSheep because they are simply adorable!
"Stolen IQ" was the first of its print + cut series. You'll be given a link to a website that you can use to watch intro videos, input passwords and use self guided hints. There will be no need to search on any other website as everything you need will be given to you at the time of purchase.
Professor Blacksheep is always planning evil schemes and this time, we suspect that he has capture our agent Lisa Hammerschmidt. clueQuest's signature is their 3D puzzles and we loved to building them. It's a great feeling to be able to see something formulate from a bunch of scrap that had no relation to each other and achieve that "aha" moment. We can't wait to see what Episode has in store for us!
Date Played: 5/18/20
Difficulty (based on 4 players): 8.5/10
We have been patiently waiting for Episode 2 to come out and its finally here! Get your scissor ready for this one as there will be a good amount of cutting. I love origami so this game was right up my alley. For people who don't typically like to print and cut, there's a print & post option.
This time we invited our friends from "Team Bluefish" to join us as they are avid puzzlers as well. We thought by combining forces we should be able to breeze through this one, boy were we wrong. We had some issues visualizing the first puzzle and it took awhile for us to move on. After the first hurtle we were on a roll. It look us a little less than two hours to complete the game but we felt very satisfied at the end.
We love the art work throughout the game. There were definitely some fun moments like the time when we try to "act" out the laser game for no particular reason.
As we've discussed above, this company loved to use 3D visualization for puzzles which were awesome to build out, but definitely raised the difficulty level of the game. Since there's no time limit on the game, definitely enjoy solving the puzzles at your own pace. As for us, Episode 3, we are ready for you!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank clueQuest for providing us with a sample of the game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.